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Since 2009

Black Eagle Tattoo was founded in 2009 and we’re the largest tattoo studio in Charleston. Along with our size comes our commitment to providing superior service by our highly skilled artists, giving you the finest customer experience available.

Owner, Nick Quinn, has managed our evolution from a small shop with three tattoo artists to a 5000 square foot facility with several professional artists including a piercing specialist. Having a large team means we can offer you a real variety of styles and be extremely flexible to meet your schedule.

Our artists are passionate about giving you an incredible custom design that you’ll wear with a whole lotta pride! Every team member is committed to enhancing their skills because they desire to exceed your expectations. We regularly invite various guest artists to spend time in our shop.

We regularly invite various guest artists to spend time in our shop. They may specialize in a unique style or tattoo removal. Check out our crew and let us know if you have any questions.

Our shop is clean and comfortable. From day one, Black Eagle Tattoo has maintained state standards for cleanliness and safety. We’ve trained other tattoo shops in how to comply with state regulations and have established ourselves as a model shop in the eyes of the WV Department of Health and Human Resources. 

Browse our huge space! Check out our t-shirts and jewelry, our gotta-have-‘em accessories, and some really impressive original artwork!

We’re open 7 days a week, our booths are comfortable, and our artists are friendly! All you have to do is make your appointment online, call or drop us a note, or stop in whenever we’re open! (We prefer appointments but don’t refuse walk-ins.)

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Owner, Nick Quinn

Nick grew up in the greater Kanawha Valley and began tattooing nearly 20 years ago. Starting out as an apprentice, he’s always respected the business of tattooing and has a high regard for the controversial history that has kept the craft alive. In 2009, he and two coworkers (Kevin Adams and Tommy Haley) decided to open their own shop. “After studying the inner workings of the tattoo business, while also taking art and business courses at UC, I felt ready to take that step.” That original small shop has evolved over the years and is now Black Eagle Tattoo. 

Nick and the Black Eagle team strive to make sure that every customer feels safe and comfortable. “We provide a service that regularly exceeds standards set by the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department. Each of our artists have had cross-contamination and blood borne pathogens training and certification.”

Each of our artists have had cross-contamination and blood borne pathogens training and certification.” Nick stresses customer safety by making sure that the artists provide their clients with clear aftercare instructions. “Clients leave our studio with a protective bandage or barrier after a tattoo, and it’s imperative that they follow the care instructions we give them. There are always risks of infection when healing an open wound, so we do our best to provide each client with simple instructions on how to best heal their new tattoo or piercing.”  

Black Eagle Tattoo has become the gold standard of the tattooing experience in West Virginia – something that makes Nick feel pretty jazzed. “I love what I do, and our team works hard to maintain a quality experience for our clients. We keep a well-rounded group on hand to suit our clients’ needs and my hope is that every client feels appreciated and knows that we want them to be happy with our work.”